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Religion news events in Brandon and South Shore

Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church in Valrico will hold a spring craft show from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at 604 N Valrico Road. More than 30 vendors will participate. Call (813) 689-3130.

United Methodist Church of Sun City Center will hold a Biker Blessing & Breakfast from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at 1210 Del Webb Blvd. W. Pancakes and sausage will be served for $5. Proceeds benefit a church mission team. Nonbikers welcome, too. Call (813) 298-7209 to RSVP.

St. John the Divine Episcopal Church in Sun City Center will hold a musical program to celebrate the completion of its pipe organ at 4 p.m. Sunday at 1015 Del Webb Blvd. E. Music departments from local churches will participate. Proceeds will go to the Organ Fund. A reception is afterward. Call (813) 633-3970.

Tampa Jewish Family Services and The Tampa Jewish Community Center will hold a TIKVAH special needs program, "Families Apart: Helping Children Cope Through Separation and Divorce," from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at 13009 Community Campus Drive. Donations of $5 will be accepted. For questions or to RSVP, e-mail Lydia Abrams at

Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission in Wimauma will hold a Voice of the Faithful meeting from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. May 3 at 16550 U.S. 301 S. The meeting will be about reforming the Catholic Church. Call (813) 634-9904.

First United Methodist Church in Brandon is enrolling kids for preschool and kindergarten at 120 N Knights Ave. Part-time and full-time classes are available for kids who will be 3, 4 or 5 before Sept. 1. Call (813) 689-9482 or go to

The Jewish Community Center Preschool of Brandon is enrolling kids for summer camp and preschool at 706 Bryan Road. Summer camp is open to kids in kindergarten and younger. Preschool is for kids ages 1 to 4. Call (813) 643-0522 or e-mail Cheryl Matthews at

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Religion news events in Brandon and South Shore 04/22/10 [Last modified: Thursday, April 22, 2010 1:46pm]
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